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Benefits package in Zurich

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Employees accept job offers not only upon the salary, but on the benefits that accompany many positions. Employee benefits are a "job perk" that may convince a potential employee to join a specific company. Evaluate what benefits are valuable to you when negotiate a package.

    Example of Benefits that may be offered:
  • Company pension and additional voluntary contributions
  • Additional Holiday Time
  • Child care Assistance
  • Transportation costs or private car
  • Discounted Products
  • Life Assurance (employee & spouse)
  • Retirement counseling
  • Private Health care
  • Sports Facilities
  • Travel vouchers
  • Home PCs
  • Retail Vouchers
  • Training and Development Schemes
  • 13 month salary

Expat Benefits

To convince an employee to go abroad, there may be additional benefits. The most common is an increase in salary to entice an employee.

    Other benefits may include:
  • Relocation benefits - Covers the cost of the actual move plus the help of a relocation agent to ease the transition
  • Accommodation benefits - Subsidized housing and a rental agent to help find accommodations
  • Language training - These are particularly necessary in Switzerland. Courses at home and abroad to help the employee integrate. These may also be available for the family.
  • Expatriate family benefits - Aid tuition payments for children, obtain visas and compensate for potential loss of income of spouse

Update 18/08/2011


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